Statewide Road Conditions Monitored From Frankfort Operations Center

The Transportation Operations Center is where crews look at road conditions all over the state, with about 300 cameras locked in, in various locations.

“We just kind of track it as it goes,” says Jeff Bibb of the Ky. Transportation Cabinet.

Dispatchers stay busy talking to those on the front lines, like salt truck drivers.

A lot of salt has already been used this winter. But fear not, officials say there's plenty for this weekend, which could be one of the worst storms in a quite some time.

More than 170,000 tons of salt remain.

“We've actually used just over half of our salt stockpile,” says Chuck Wolfe of the Cabinet.

Drivers will work in shifts around the clock in plowing and salting roads throughout the state. And the Operations center will be manned 24/7...in 3-8 hour shifts.

“We are entering information into our 511 system, that goes out into our telephone system, to our web site,” says Bibb.

Drivers can get that information by calling 511 or logging on to www.511.ky.gov.


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  • by Lisa Location: Ky on Mar 10, 2008 at 12:59 AM
    it is all well and good that Frankfort sees fit to monitor the road conditions. My take on this is that all the monitoring in the world is not going to get the road conditions fixed. Take the money alloted to this and give it to the road depts so that they can put it to use where it is needed most.
  • by sin Location: london on Mar 9, 2008 at 08:59 AM
    LOL And where broke ! How much money is wasted on people like this and people in the districts. All the time stole and false time sheets . And people wonder why were broke .
  • by Bill on Mar 9, 2008 at 05:02 AM
    It snows in Eastern Ky. and the dems hire people to work on it in Frankfort???Then wonder why, the buget has a short fall.How lame can we be.

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